Well chosen words can bring peace to a troubled heart, open a darkened mind and destroy perceived barriers with a glimpse of wondrous vistas. Here are a few that may be needed gifts to your heart and soul. Please add your own favorites that inspire and support your recovery work.
"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future."
Gail Lumet Buckley
"If you're with a person or in a place where there's a sense of joy,
a sense of harmony that makes you feel happy,
then you have arrived at your own particular sacred place,
at least for the moment."
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
"I found that I needed a lot less money than I thought I needed,
as long as I was spending my time on the right things.
The more time I spent taking care of myself, the better things did around me.
There was no discrepancy between taking care of myself and my success.
In fact, there was a positive correlation."
"I stopped believing in Santa Claus at age six when my mother took me to see him in a store
and he asked for my autograph."
Shirley Temple Black
"The first step is to find out what you love - and don't be practical about it. The second step is to start doing what you love immediately, in any small way possible.
I've seen what happens to people when they get to do what they love. The light up. They glow. They have a kind of energy that's wonderful."
"If I had influence withthe good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life."
"I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back."
Zsa Zsa Gabor.
This is actually something to meditate on. What do you think?
"Your biggest problems and your worst obsessions contain the seeds of your own growth and development."
"The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don't always dream your dream."
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity....
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
To me these wisdom quotes relate to recovery issues in eating disorder work. A well chosen quote can be uplifting for people in eating disorder treatment. You may already know how the right wisdom quote can support and inspire you. In my Los Angeles private practice my clients and I incorporate favorite quotes to make thorny issues more clear and offer strength to persevere.
Which seem meaningful to you?
How do they relate to your life and your situation?
Please share a quote that is meaningful to you.
* pix Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis x cultivar), in a garden, France.
By JLPC (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons